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Work to meet people’s expectations: PM to new cabinet


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the new cabinet to work with sincerity and honesty to fulfil the expectations of people who have voted Awami League to power again with a huge mandate. “The cabinet will work with sincerity and honesty, every work has to be performed with sincerity…this has to be kept in mind,” she said in her introductory speech at the maiden cabinet meeting of her newly formed government at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in Dhaka city on Monday morning. The prime minister said there are responsibilities and duties of the government towards the ...

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PM Hasina pay homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet colleagues on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his final resting place at Tungipara. The prime minister paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his graveyard marking the installation of her government for the third consecutive term. After laying the wreaths, Hasina stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three forces gave a guard of honour to the prime minister, ...

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Tk 4.64 trillion budget approved for FY19

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MNA Business Desk: The cabinet approved the national budget of around Tk 4.64 trillion for the fiscal year 2018-19 on Thursday afternoon, reported news agency. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the special meeting of the cabinet held at the parliament complex. Finance Minister AMA Muhith placing the national budget for the 2018-19 fiscal in parliament with all the indicators pointing to another expansionary budget in keeping with the AL government’s previous budgets. The figure is an increase of 25 percent from the revised budget and more than 16 percent higher than the original budget of the outgoing fiscal year. ...

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Govt approves 22 public holidays for 2018

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MNA National Desk: The cabinet on Monday approved 22 public holidays for the year 2018. The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Prime Minister’s office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters at Bangladesh Secretariat after the meeting Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam said 14 days will be observed as ordinary public holidays and eight days will be observed under executive order. The cabinet secretary said public holidays will be observed on February 21 (International Mother Language Day), March 17 (Bangabandhu’s Birth Day) and March 26 (Independence Day), April 29 (Buddha ...

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Obaidul Quader hints at reshuffle in cabinet

MNA National Desk: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today hinted that the cabinet may be reshuffled to bring dynamism in the government’s activities ahead of the upcoming 11th parliamentary election. “It’s prime minister’s jurisdiction. I can’t say when the reshuffle will be made but there may be a change in the cabinet,” Quader said. He also cleared the issue of creating Deputy Prime Minister post, that was spread in social media, saying it is nothing but a rumor. “Deputy Prime Minister… it is just a rumor. It does not have any reality. It is absolutely baseless lies.” He, however, ...

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Messaging app ‘Alapon’ for public servants

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MNA Technology Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday launched a secure communications messaging app ‘Alapon’ for the public servants which will facilitate messaging and folder sharing. The mobile app is developed by the government’s ICT Division. The prime minister launched it before the weekly Cabinet meeting. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters that through this app the government officials will be able to converse with each other, much like Viber. The Prime Minister immediately spoke with Barisal’s deputy commissioner through the app. Earlier on 2 August, authorities of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) launched a mobile application ‘Nogor’ ...

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